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Insights from LinkedIn's CISO

Insights from LinkedIn's CISO

In this episode of Afternoon Cyber Tea, Ann speaks with Geoff Belknap, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn. Geoff's extensive experience in cybersecurity includes leadership roles at Slack and various other technology firms where he has been instrumental in shaping industry standards and best practices. The discussion revolves around the intersection of AI and cybersecurity talent, the importance of maintaining work-life balance in high-stress cybersecurity roles, and the significance of diverse perspectives in building robust security programs.

As the conversation unfolds, Geoff and Ann delve into how AI can augment cybersecurity talent, creating a symbiotic relationship between advanced technology and skilled professionals. They emphasize the importance of not only technical capabilities, but also soft skills like communication and teamwork in building strong cybersecurity teams.

Additionally, the episode touches on the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance in a high-stress role like cybersecurity, delving into strategies for maintaining mental and emotional wellness. Lastly, they discuss the significance of diverse perspectives in building effective security programs, highlighting how inclusion and varied perspectives enhance the resilience of systems.

If you're a cybersecurity professional looking to broaden your perspective or seeking insights on the intersection between AI and talent in the field, this episode is a must-listen. Check out Ann and Geoff on LinkedIn, and take a deep dive into related Microsoft podcasts including Microsoft Threat Intelligence, The BlueHat Podcast, and Uncovering Hidden Risks on microsoft.com/podcasts.

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Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Security, Compliance & Identity at Microsoft, talks with cybersecurity thought leaders and influential industry experts about the trends shaping the cyber landscape and what should be top-of-mind for the C-suite and other key decision makers. Ann and her guests explore the risk and promise of tools and systems powered by AI, IoT, machine learning, and other emerging technology, as well as the impact on how humans work, communicate, consume information, and live in this era of digital transformation. Please note, the opinions expressed by guests on this podcast are their own and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect opinions of, Microsoft or Ann Johnson.

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